Below are reflections from a client who chose to engage with me, to discover a different process to face her fear of public speaking. The one thing I know is, it’s never about the ‘issue’ presenting.
I am always deeply moved, and honoured, when the individuals I engage with are willing to share their experience with others.
I came into contact with Lisa because I was seeking guidance on how to deliver a polished business presentation and facilitated workshop. The event was less than a month away and I was worried that my hosts would lose faith in my ability to lead a project because of my clunky presentation skills. Lisa was recommended to me by one of Ottawa’s finest facilitators; a well-respected author who was unable to coach me herself.
I have always avoided opportunities to speak publicly; in small team meetings or at large professional or social events. Recognizing that my fear of public speaking was immobilizing me, I took countless evening courses and professional development opportunities. None of these made a meaningful difference to my presentation experience.